We are halfway through 2011 and my leading candidate for App of the Year has to be Square. Many times I have been asked if I take cards for some products I sell or speeches I give but since I don’t have a credit card merchant account I have to take a low-tech check. No more.
Square is one of the simplest ways to accept credit cards. It’s easy to use and comes with a free credit card reader for your phone or iPad. No complicated contracts, monthly fees, or merchant account. When you swipe cards with Square there is just one fee: 2.75%.
Sign-up is quick. The small reader device is mailed to you within a week. Plug it into the earphone jack and start swiping. Receipts are emailed or sent as a text to recipients along with a Google map of where the purchase location was. Absolutely too cool.